Paddington Bear — Safe Haven for Filmgoers

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If it’s been a long time since you read the Paddington books by Michael Bond, the story line of the new film, Paddington, may not feel familiar at first, but as it turns out, the film captures the essence …

1.31.15

Martin Luther King Weekend: How to Honor and Celebrate

LA has plenty of ways to honor Dr. King this weekend. Here are our picks:

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WATCH SELMA: It was Oprah’s efforts that got this film made, and she plays a quiet, powerful role of a simple woman who fights for …

1.13.15

The Lego Movie – Everything is Awesome!

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In looking back over 2014, we’re pretty fond of a lot of family titles. High on the list is The Lego Movie, which was released back in February and has grossed over $480,000 worldwide.  ‘Tis the Season to watch …

12.17.14

Boyhood – Best Film of the Year?

One of our favorite films of 2014 is Richard Linklater’s dazzling film, Boyhood. Linklater (Dazed and Confused, Before Sunrise) worked with the same cast — including Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette, and Ellar Coltrane (seen here from age …

12.3.14

A Drumroll for Whiplash

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The title alone made me nervous, it sounded like a violent car crash or a slasher movie, but based on word of mouth and a 96% on Rotten Tomatoes, I decided to brave the theatre. Whiplash is, in fact, intense. …

11.26.14

Getting Ready for Unbroken

Wonderful book has been adapted by the author for young readers in anticipation of film’s release at Christmas

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By far one of my favorite books of the past few years is Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand. I listened to this …

11.17.14

Big Hero 6 (plus Feast)

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It’s number one at the box office for good reason! Big Hero Six offers up original, loveable action heroes that will delight you and your family. Marvel Comics and Walt Disney Pictures have joined forces to create an animated superhero …

11.17.14

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya & The Common Sense Seal

Common Sense, our go-to resource to review all things media, just developed a new Common Sense Seal to highlight great movies for watching with the family.  Not only are the films vetted by the Common Sense folks with their normal …

11.15.14

Getting to the Nutcracker this Weekend – a Local Story!

A friend of ours here in Los Angeles, Serene Dillman, has just finished a documentary about ballet students at the Los Angeles-based Marat Daukayev School of Ballet. Getting to the Nutcracker takes us behind the scenes of the annual production …

11.13.14